lake victoria boat cruise & MV Vanessa

Lake Victoria boat cruise with MV Vanessa, Lake Victoria formerly known as Nalubaale is the largest lake in Uganda and second largest freshwater Lake in the world. John Hanning Speke named it after Queen Victoria who was the Queen of England by then in 1858. It is 68,800 square km and shared by three East African countries Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. It’s surrounded by Ssese islands, which have become a major source of tourist attractions. The main activity on the lake is boat cruise though there are more others like fishing, bird watching, sand mining and many others.

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Victoria Boat Cruise with MV Vanessa

Boat cruise on Lake Victoria

The fact that lake victoria is surrounded by different tourism zones Ssese islands, Jinja (home of the source of the Nile), Ngamba Island (home of chimpanzees) and many others, it influences boat cruise and it’s done by the help of boats and ferry for example MV Kalangala / MV Vanessa.

Lake Victoria MV Vanessa Boat cruise

MV Vanessa is a new private Marine vessel operating on lake victoria, was brought into the country on 28th February 2019 by Port Nyanza Evergreen Waterways; it departs from waterfront beach Entebbe from 9:00 am to Jinja and leaves Jinja at 2:00 pm on Monday, Friday and Sunday respectively.

MV Vanessa Boat cruise routes will be Jinja and Kalangala Island

MV Vanessa will start going to Kalangala in June 2019. The vessel has a capacity to move at a speed of 40 knots twice that of MV Kalangala. with a capacity to carry 54 passengers. It takes 2.5 hours sailing. This will help to improve transport on the lake and boost boat cruise for many passengers.